Ramblers compete at STM tournament

The Maple Ridge seniors boys’ basketball team had a solid showing in the St. Thomas More Chancellor tournament last week.

Wednesday, the Ramblers lost to Charles Tupper of Vancouver, the third-ranked triple-A team in B.C., 72-54.

Ethan Coumont led Ridge with 26 points and nine rebounds.

On Thursday, Ridge defeated Carson Graham 56-40 thanks to a strong team defensive effort in the second half that held Carson to 14 points.

Ridge was led by Grade 10 Brandon Williams, who hit six treys, and Ethan Coumont, who had 11 rebounds and 17 points. Isaac Halas had 10 points and seven recoveries.

On Friday, down by one with three minutes left, Centennial went on an 8-2 run to defeat Ridge 55-48.  Leading the way for the Ramblers was Coumont, with his second triple-double of the season: 25 points, 10 rebounds and 11 recoveries.

• The Maple Ridge junior boys placed second in their home tournament.

They beat Riverside, 38-31.

Leading the way for the Ramblers was Brandon Williams, with 12 points. Brad Curnew and Tristan Coumont each had 11.  Outstanding defensive play came from Maaz Amir and Seth Rathjen.

Ridge then defeated an injury-riddled Fleetwood team 39-18. Josh Solk, Brandon Cope, Dan Fakaro and Will Chartrand led the defensive effort, and Curnew scored 14 points.

The Ridge boys lost their third game 54-47 to Terry Fox, despite leading 42-41 into the fourth quarter.

Ridge was led by Williams, with 23 points, and 10 from Curnew.

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